The Great Bicycle Frame Up with Mark Osgood September 13-19, 2021 (7 days)

Craftsmanship Across the Board


$225 material fee payable to Mark

Key Points:
*An understanding of bicycle design and sizing
*Tools necessary for frame building
*Materials appropriate for bike building
*Woodworking and metalworking techniques
*Accuracy and repeatability
*When and how to use carbon fiber
*Adhesive selection and use
*Commercially sourced components to build out your frame

FYI: All tool lists have been emailed after your class registration was processed.

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During this seven day class, students will be given a standardized 54cm bike construction blueprint, a stack of prepared poplar blanks, and aluminum plate, from which they will create a functional bicycle frame. The “one size fits all” approach is necessary to complete a sample frame in the allotted time. Most participants will want to take their newly acquired skills and build an appropriately sized frame from select material after they return home. Students will build their own molds for laminating compound bends and use ordinary woodshop tools to machine airtight joints in wood and aluminum parts that look like they were done on a CNC machine. Students will learn how to braze aluminum using special brazing rods and a hardware store Mapp Gas torch. Participants will build their own alignment jig, ensuring their frame is straight and true. Shaping of the frame will be demonstrated. Mark has made many bicycle accessories in wood such as: water bottles, water bottle cages, fenders, seats, springs, adjustable suspensions, handlebars and wheels. Daily presentations will show how these are made. Also, discussions will cover taking your metalworking to the next level using a Vertical Mill, a metalworking lathe, and a CNC router.
The bicycle world has been going through some transition with tapered forks, disc brakes, and electronic shifting, among other changes. Student’s bike frames will focus on the basic form with readily available parts, although Mark will bring examples of state-of-the-art components and frames. The material fee includes instructor provided plans, wood, metal stock, headset bearings, seat tube, and bottom bracket. Results vary, but it’s been noticed that spending a week working on bicycles can make a woodworker feel 10 years younger.

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The Great Bicycle Frame Up with Mark Osgood September 13-19, 2021 (7 days)